I have an almost 3 year old who does typical toddler things but lately I am getting instantly mad and screaming at him about it - we have other personal stresses / financial stresses and things going on right now, but that is not HIS fault...but I can't seem to keep it together.... the last 3 days I've screamed at the TOP of my lungs at this small helpless toddler who really, isn't doing terrible things... he's not listening and testing but nothing that deserves my level of reactions... ugh... I am just instantly losing it.. I feel like the worlds worst mommy lately...
Call your doctor. When you know things aren't right, it's affecting your family, and you just aren't yourself it's probably got a lot to do with your meds. I went through something like this after I had radiation on my thyroid and my meds needed to be adjusted - the thyroid issue caused panic attacks, insomnia, and a whole lot of other problems. My daughter was about 9 at the time, and one morning I found some dirty laundry in the wrong place and I just lost it. I was screaming so loud it even scared my husband. After we got her to school I completely fell apart and my husband, who never tells me anything, said, "I think you need to call your doctor." I called into work and went straight to my doctor's office and refused to leave until someone talked to me and adjusted my meds.
I'd start with the med issue and then take some of the other advice here. Take some time for yourself - go for a walk, take a bath, etc.
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